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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
why is it based on president obama's own ridings across beaches, and interviews and set out to understand and explain him as he understands and explains himself as a result he has come to the conclusion that it turns out that liberals understand president obama and neither do conservatives. the result is the most serious and provocative assessment yet of what iraq liberalism. i am the change. barack obama and the crisis of liberalism. this is a book that by its persuasive argument should and i believe will transform the left and the right under standing of modern liberalism, how we look at past, present, and as we shall see its future. please join me in modem and your friend of the heritage foundation and a different of mine and my teacher. [applause] >> thank you very much. improperly discounted your warm praise of me if you had mentioned you're my student at the very beginning. instead of at the end. but it is always a pleasure to be here. the stewardship of the simon center for american studies here has been stellar, and its heritage now speaks out on a variety of philoso
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
if not revolutionary which say he's written a book largely based on president obama's writing speeches and interviews. and set out to understand an explain him as he understands andings explains himself. as a result he's come to the conclusion that it turns out that liberals don't understand president obama and neither do conservatives. the result is the most serious and provocative assessment yet of modern american liberalism. "i am the change" barack obama and the crisis of liberalism. this is a bock that should, i believe will transform the left and the right understanding of modern liberalism, how we look at the past, the present, and as we shall see its future. so suppose join me in wrking a dear friend of the heritage and a dear frefned mine and my teachers chaster charles kesler. >> [applause] thank you. they would have properly discounted your warm praise of me if you mentioned you were my student at the beginning instead of at the end. it is a always a pleasure to be here. matt's stewardship of the american studies here has been stellar. and it's heritage now speaks out on a variety of philo
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
, the american recovery reinvestment act signed into law by president obama on february 17, 2009. this is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thanks, all of you, for coming and braving the rain. i am thrilled to start by 4 in new york. my wonderful parents are here. the only new yorkers who go to florida to visit their grandchildren. there are a lot of facts and figures and fun characters and colorful stories. i knew it was going to be controversial and it would be revisionist history of the obama stimulus and everybody hates the obama stimulus. obama he did too. a year after it passed a percentage of americans who believe the stimulus created jobs was lower than the percentage of americans who believe elvis was alive. at one point i told the story how obama told his cabinet that the stimulus was the only thing less popular than he was. when you put the words change and obama this close together you are going to get yelled at. the new -- "the new new deal," right wingers the text of the old new deal and left wingers don't think this spineless sellout of a president is fit to share a book jacket wit
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. that is followed by a former president bill clinton campaigning for obama in las vegas. >> 13 years ago today, c-span radio was created by the cable tv industry is another way to access our public affairs programming. you can listen to c-span radio in the washington baltimore area at 90.1 fm. on xm satellite radio, channel 119, were online at c-span radio.org. now, you can listen on your smart phone with the same c-span radio app for iphone, blackberry and android devices. >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal", look at the upcoming presidential debate. our guest is frank donatelli. chairman of the a group that trains republican candidates for office. in the video of mitt romney talking about the 47% of americans that mr. romney says don't pay taxes. and we will get medicare's growing costs with emily etheridge, a health care reporter from rational quarterly. "washington journal" is live everyday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> will do with the president obama did for the budget. nothing except for borrow and spend. our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >>
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
aggressive but i don't believe he was more presidential. i believe the president obama handled himself with that dignified reserve is his hallmark. anybody that expected him to come out in an aggressive in your face way has not been watching the president for these last four years. i thought the president was particularly strong tonight, especially in contrasting the two economic views of these candidates. president obama's view of how we fix our economy. much more in line with main strewn americans believe, the middle class believes. the things that president clinton used, balanced approach. opportunity and, i thought that governor romney really didn't do anything to dissuade the general public from the view that he would like to go back to the days of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy and hope that this time, instead of growing deficits, and growing unemployment, that it grows jobs. so governor romney really needed a game changer tonight. i hate to say this but i find myself agreeing with chris christie. governor romney really needed to turn the world upside down. he really need ad g
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
after colon surgery. [laughter] oh, come on. if we're giving an obama space gasm award i can do a tight end jeek. this is one my favorites, one "los angeles times" story involved a councilwoman, named laura chick, who was unhappy as what she saw gender based incentive from her colleagues. "the los angeles times" headline was quote, chick accuses some of her male colleagues of sexism. [laughter] homicide victims rarely talk to police. [laughing] totally serious. i'm totally serious. hispanics ace spanish test. [laughter] and the last one, midget sues grocer, cites belittling remarks. [laughter] all those are real. so for some of you who have attended this event as i have over the years our annual funniest video segment is truly unique and is often the highlight. normally it has nothing to do with bias. sometimes nothing to do even with politics. it shows we're basically shameless enough to do anything at all we can to amuse you. so just plain funny stuff we found while trolling the airwaves. some of it is gaffs that we've caught. sometimes it is other pieces we blatantly steal with full
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the court cases that are inevitably coming out of the mandate if it stands, if the obama administration doesn't change, the issues of the definition of religious institutions because there is also the so-called taco bell issue of individual conscience of business owners. what is going to happen in the courts in your respective views? thanks very much. >> you have 30 cases involving 80 plaintiffs. in one sense if the issue doesn't go away for other reasons one short answer is the case ends up in front of the supreme court. you have been a proliferation of cases that variety in the outcomes that you end up with a split. the issue is sufficiently great importance that for one reason or another supreme court will take up one of those cases at some point. it won't be this coming term. it won't be the term after. and it will be determined for that. my prediction is part of the reason why i am enthusiastic. the plaintiffs are going to win on the merits when the merits are reached. i think courts are more inclined to reach the statutory question first and not getting to additional questions --
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
debate, a panel of experts now with some of the leadership styles of president obama and republican presidential nominee made wrong. former presidential hopeful and utah governor jon huntsman, congressman bart gordon, and weekly standard editor william kristol among the speakers at this event, life here at the brookings institution. it is just getting under way. >> leadership style and approach to management. so the questions we will be looking at today is how does the total presidential campaign shed light on the leadership qualities of president obama and governor romney, and what does the camping experience, as we've seen so far, indicate about the approach to management and governance. today with a simple and outstanding panel of speakers to help us analyze these questions. jon huntsman is a past presidential candidate, so he has a lot of authenticity to discuss these leadership questions. but if i know anything about the subject matter i wouldn't be here today. [laughter] >> we are still please you are here. >> the important discussion today. >> many of you know that jon huntsm
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and goal to beat president obama and elect a new president. we are heavily invested in the senate and house race. thing a way about the -- [inaudible] i don't think priority u.s.a. for example -- restore future exclusively dedicated. we're focused on all of the senate races or where you're going do see a lot more of the advertising early your on in the senate races, the bigger the office, the more people pay attention. the we'll be engaged in a number of house races probably a little bit later as we get closer. >> yeah. that's the other thing. the cross roads place outside role in the senate races and don't think that the two are not entwined. i'm not suggesting anything knee fair use. let's say there was president issue advertising. the republican side, the crossroads and other outspending on the senate roadways and house races. and those all have an impact. it's the environment how do people feel when there's million of dollar of ad spending in state of montana, for example within out senate race, it affects the house race and other races below it. and so that's one of the -- i don't know
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
dinner through my obama phone. this is an obama phone. i am a down the phone guide in 2012. when brent bozell asked me to emcee tonight's dinner is a little bit uncomfortable because you can't trust brent bozell or the people he surrounds himself with. they would sell out their mothers for one cheap laugh and then move on merrily. but i thought about it for a moment and i almost decline, but i thought, i'll go ahead. there's a free dinner and free drinks in it. so i go ahead and take him up on the author. and that is after my work in talk radio, which is a very unstable business and i could be fired pretty much any moment as has been proven at least once already. [laughter] [applause] so got to keep some connections in town just in case friday to get the news at 12:05 about which is how it happens there. but i do love the video research center and i know a lot of us do because these guys don't follow the rules and i don't follow the rules as prescribed, has tattooed me in catholic school didn't really take very well. and conventional wisdom has it that, you know, if you can't beat them
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
i liked. it was president obama. four years and a half years ago people back in the fall of 2006 would say things like, he's never going get elected there's no way america would elect a prime african-american you can't get elected with the name barack obama. it's actually didn't matter. i didn't know anybody in chicago. i didn't know anybody around the candidate. so it didn't look like anything was going to be happening. december 26, december 26, 2006 my wife and i were shopping day after christmas we were shopping in a borns and noble just up the road in california. my phone goes off. this is right out of west wing. it's like, my tornado watch. it's somebody calling to find out if i'm interesting in working with the barack obama campaign. and so, of course, i was. i was quickly connected with a guy named steve held brand who became the deputy campaign manager. he was assessing staff. i thought i was apply forking the job for national campaign manager. it's voter exact. i thought i got to put it on the table i'm perfect for the job. i said, steve never indicated back that i was b
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
whenever someone becomes president just because the left is unhappy with obama in many respects because he would see what happens on the space opposition. if obama wins the second term that is going to be the interesting question my optimistic view of history is different from jessica. we have been missed partisan and defied and gridlocked many times throughout our history. many times people were buried and said democrat and republican on the tombstone. the newspapers or democratic present republican newspapers. i know you remember the tariffs dispute very well, but there was tremendous gridlock and it took decades to get devotee and the way the american system work is almost designed to create this. i wish i could say that there was this functionality but i'm afraid it is almost designed to create this just when you think that it is about to blow, sometimes although not all the time we had a civil war because we couldn't solve these problems but some -- often there is a coming together and i actually am optimistic the we will cease and dealing with these issues. >> i think we may also hav
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
. there some sort of discipline testing. so smart campaign, and the obama campaign is symptomatic of this, basically thinking everything the campaign does is form by david. and you get down to the state level campaigns and they definitely are having people who are voter file managers are basically dealing with data or talking people are just dealing with david. you get up to presidential campaign and one of the things the romney campaign had to do this summer after they won the nomination was what they called build a data science team. increasingly that sort of function is becoming a core function of the campaign. used to be to the extension of data it was left for fund-raising or you could buy vendors our consultants. and now, you know, people will have call them different things but there's basically the core function of a modern campaign to people, especially on the photo site, just crushing and processing data. >> if any of us were to go to the romney campaign or the obama campaign and where to look around the headquarters, how many people, is there a lot of young staff? what does it
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
and then we are going to open it up for the rest of you folks -- president obama one last time and beat senator mccain by seven points. now, part of it was you know, 66% of the vote among 18 to 29-year-olds, 67% of the vote among latino voters. african-american was like 95-4 or something like that and the poll has shown the african-american vote is rocksolid for the president and the numbers extremely high so lets let's just sort of assume rough parity with last time. but the question was, as you suggested the turnout levels among latino voters and i would add young voters very much questionable and when i have gone on campuses i cannot find a pulse. you saw a registration table registered to voters. there might be a couple of people behind the table to register people and nobody in front of the table registering. there's there is just no pulse there. is it safe to say that a seven-point margin becomes you know, six or five or four? sort of taking turnout down among these two groups? just by necessity this was going to be a lot closer. >> look in 2008, the president had to win this back
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
difference in political money strategy that these campaigns are employing this cycle. the obama campaign is heavily reliant on small dollars, individual dollars, regular and money, that is contributions $2500 from individuals. the campaign has total control over it and can spend it as they want. the exception here is a priority u.s.a. which can barely see because of the chairs, which we are saying maybe would make 60 million, earlier they want to make 100 minute and had to pare that back. there just weren't a lot of wealthy liberals and democrats coming for to give them money. in recent weeks there's been little bit of a turnaround. they been picking up steam but it's nothing compared to what the republicans have had on their site. there's a few different factors. traditionally it's easier to raise money for a no than a yes. it's easier to raise money when out of power will we have an angry donor base that wants to get back in power. that's true of republicans this year. you have a large class, mostly private business entrepreneurs who have ponied up money for different reasons. some of
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
get going. and to me, one of the great untold stories is not just obama versus romney. it is obama versus karl rove and he's in behind the scenes the whole time and he has put together over $1 billion that will be spent in these last two months. read new york here are not going to see much spent in the battleground states. and he's become king of the sub two. he has cover when you put this together money with money romney has raised the republican national committee is a total of about $1.8 billion. to put that in this, in no way, mccain had 375 million to spend, so this is a fact or a five. you'll start seeing it come out now. the other thing i want to discuss about him, is susie really? what does he do? is a political operative. how does he operate? what does he do? i talked to a couple services. one said there is a dark and terrible beauty about what he does. i have another source is a former cia agent named larry johnson had told me that camino, the cia covert an awful lot from karl rove and the way his deniability and office operations he does. he's both very commit very visib
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
major politicians mentioned so we can tell you how often obama is mentioned in acts that are not in the presidential race and how often is mentioned favorably versus unfavorably. we look at whether or not ads mention party affiliation, magic words, a host of additional characteristics. and because we're also analyzing the e.u., not just the reports come we are also now starting in 2010 we started to look at musical characteristics, voiceovers and other emotional appeals. reels of access to the full range of the wisconsin advertising database, and so that is what the leverage in which we can put into context this election cycle compared to those dating back to 2000. we'll have lots and lots more to say this year. if you're not already on our distribution list i encourage you to get in touch and/or you can ascribe directly for website and/or our twitter feed. were also, this cycle also tracking you to the ads will have much more to say about that, too. we have three releases yet to come in october, so i encourage you to sign up. before doctors little bit about ads i di
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:30pm EDT
of the united states. you add those three elements together, and you get the obama hate machine. so i'd just like to say a little bit about each of those elements and open it up for questions until c-span tells us the cameras are turned off. and let's start at those directed against obama. i think criticism of obama -- [inaudible] and every day in front of the white house on pennsylvania avenue there's a crowd of people protesting something, you know? and i love that, i really do. i always make a point of checking out what they're there for, what the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of presidents, of course, has been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 800 and john adams -- 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson. particularly the followers against each other. so, um, but with president obama it's been attacks not on his policies so much as on him as a person. and we haven't seen that, i don't believe -- and i went back and did a lot of research in president
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
>> this is what president obama said the jobless rate would be if we didn't pass the stimulus. but this is what the jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference, about 3.7 million jobs. obama's spending drops $5000 deeper in debt and now we have fewer jobs than when he started. what obama promised versus what he delivered. >> what this ad does is it holds the president to account for a very big promise he made. when they were selling the stimulus, your talk about how bad the economy is today, the president had a plan to fix it. they spent $800 billion of all kinds of different things to try to fix the economy. they spend money. what we got was debt. we found that when you talk about in those terms, here's what the president sold to the american people. these are the results. not only did not create the jobs he promised, it created a lot of debt we have to pay off. that's kind of our messaging. we try to hold elected officials to account for the record and also for the promises they have made. that's why a lot of incumbents don't like super pacs. >> we have an important note.
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:30am EDT
against the president of the united states. you add those three elements together, and you get the obama hate machine. so i'd just like to say a little bit about each of those elements and open it up for questions until c-span tells us the cameras are turned off. and let's start at those directed against obama. i think criticism of obama -- [inaudible] and every day in front of the white house on pennsylvania avenue there's a crowd of people protesting something, you know? and i love that, i really do. i always make a point of checking out what they're there for, what the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of presidents, of course, has been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign in history, you could probably go back to 800 and john adams -- 1800 and john adams and thomas jefferson. particularly the followers against each other. so, um, but with president obama it's been attacks not on his policies so much as on him as a person. and we haven't seen that, i don't believe -- and i went back and did a lo
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
be accompanied by rigorous management. i mean, president obama prior to becoming president, largest management he had ostensibly the senate office. that's not exactly, you know, great training to run one of the largest enterprises known to m man. [inaudible] >> well, i'm very partial of. [laughter] >> there's a lot of ways -- [inaudible] [laughter] >> next question. the gentleman in the middle with a red tie. do you have a microphone? hold on a second. let's get a microphone to you, thank you. >> i'm jim talent with northstar policy, consulting and lobbying. we've talked about energy. i think we have enormous potential in the united states to devote our energy resources. it seems to me a lot of it is communications challenged. i mean, when you have a lisa doesn't mean you're going to find before. we talk about anwr for example, having enormous reserves but it takes a long time to actually find energy and develop it. is very expensive. how do we better communicate that to the average citizen in just its? i think that will be the key in order for us to have a sound energy policy and develop our res
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
with that and that generally tends paul parties forward the center. no matter what. the way the left is unhappy with obama in many republicannings because if you would have the democratic opposition. if obama wins the second term that's going to be the interesting question. and i'm optimistic because my reading of history is different from jessica. we have absolutely mispartisan and misgridlocked many times throughout the history. you know, in the 19th century people were buried and said democrat and republican on the tombstone. the newspaper were democratic newspapers and republican. i know, you remember the tariff dispute. there was tremendous deadlock. it took decades to get out of it. and the way the american system is worked it's designed to create. i wish i could say it's dysfunctionalty. i think the system is dined to create it. when you think the kettle is about to blow, sometimes although not all the times we had a civil war because we couldn't solve the problems. but often there is a coming together. and actually am optimistic that we'll see greater sanity in dealing with the issues inspect the
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
obama election but the midterm election. if there are people out there in light of a bloody let's cut the one. you can't participate in the mainstream american life of a melody. travel, check into tell, cash a check, antar government building, rent a video. he can hardly do anything. instead the critics rather than try to help people get ideas simply yell racism further exacerbating the racial political tensions. chris dodd who crafted a bipartisan lecturer -- reform bill after the florida miltown was quoted as saying the goal of american law should be to make it easy to vote and hard to achieve. we are americans. we can do both. to civil rights. one is the right to never be prevented or intimidated from voting. we had a history in many states. poll tax, literacy test, bizarre registration hours. we passed the civil rights law to prevent that. the second city right not to have your vote canceled up by someone who is an illegal alien, and died, voting twice, or someone who does not even exist. that to file its your sole rights. we can do both. now, an obstacle to this is to reference t
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
, for a campaign rally with republican presidential candidate mitt romney. later, president obama rallies with supporters in las vegas. >> tuesday british labour party leader ed miliband delivers remarks in manchester. we'll have live coverage from england here on c-span2 starting at 9:15 a.m. eastern. also tuesday on c-span2, a look at what happens to individual taxes if the bush era tax cuts expire. former congressional budget office director douglas holtz-eakin and other economists look at the issue. our live coverage from the urban institute here in washington, d.c. starts at noon eastern. >> every generation through our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children and grandchildren and future generations. we, we were then spending their money, we are now even more, much more, spending their money, and we are leaving them a mess that will be a very difficult to deal with, and if we are that weak, just think of who wants to come here first and take us over. now, the last thing i ever want to see is to see our country taken over because we're so financia
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, steered personally by president obama which was unprecedented in my experience. the president brought together the leadership of the department of defense and others in a conversation about the future trajectory of national defence that went on through several months. we made a series of decisions through that process to design a balance, effective defense strategy, taking into account cuts imposed upon us and above all making the transition. .. >> underlying our security engagement with the region is our support for longstanding principles that go well beyond security. a free and open access to commerce, of a just international order that upholds the rule of law, of open access to all domains, and of the peaceful resolution of disputes. we seek a peaceful asia-pacific region where all the states of the region, all of them, can enjoy the benefits of security and continue to prosper just as they have for almost 70 years, since the valiant efforts of the brave men and women who fought so courageously in world war ii. indeed, part of the reason states in the region have been able to pros
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
potential implication is that it could prompt for example moscow or in the future even romney or obama or beyond that administration to be able to rethink the commitments without the rest of the world. with that, turn it over to you. >> thank you, travis. i'm here to talk about information warfare. information warfare is important because it crosscuts all the different campaigns that we've been talking about. the land, air and sea in the missile campaign. the chinese it's also important because they view information and the ability to use information and the ability to deny information as the primary or the foundational criteria for whether you win or lose on the battlefield. but before i get to much into the information more for let me talk about the pla concept operations to inform the warfare. the chinese are looking to fight a war that has been called a quick war what resolution. they have looked at let's say the falkland islands and the 1991 operation desert storm and they have come to determine that battles are fought with just one campaign. it's not like world war ii were the of
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
that will compare the leadership styles of the president obama and mitt romney. we will have live coverage here ohereon c-span2 beginning at 9 . eastern. >> when nation's cheat in trade, and china has cheated, i will finally do something that the president has not been willing to do which is call them on the carpet for it and label them a currency manipulator. >> we have brought more trade cases against china in one term than the previous administration did in two. and by the way, we have been winning those cases. >> tonight president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch and engage with see them with our life in the brig at 7 p.m. eastern followed by two ways to watch the debate at nine. on c-span both candidates on screen the entire debate. on c-span2 a multi-camera version of the debate. and following, your reactions, calls, e-mails and tweet. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> ahead of the food and drug administration spoke at a conference on counterfeit prescription d
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
obama whose -- what i'm saying is it is an extraordinary openness. >> we talk about it a lot. you know, i liked it when i was a kid. we didn't talk about a whole lot. we talk a lot about that person is that and this person is this and we pretend that we are tolerant. i like it when people didn't care. i was catholic. you talk about a minority i was a black catholic in savannah georgia that is an insular -- i was the only black kid in my seminary, 1965, 64 there was another young man. he left and the next two years i was here by myself in savannah. they identify a lot more. i kind of like the idea that when it started you and i are here. neither one of us is caucasian and nobody seems to care. you look like your indian descent to the to -- i'm just a little doubtful i should say. but here we are. i think what you should be more concerned about this none of that seems to be more relevant than the face people are but even with that, even if we can nitpick all of that, these are good people. these are people who like a back to what i said. they are what do the continuing what happened year
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on the relationship between the obama administration and the u.s. supreme court. the author examines the recent addition of four justices in the past fife years -- five years and how it has affected the court's decisions on numerous cases including its recent ruling on health care. it's about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, mark. hello, everybody. so excited to be here in philadelphia. you know, i know that's just the usual pandering that goes on by speakers, but in my case it happens to be true. i am not myself from philadelphia, but my dad, jerry toobin, was overbrook high school -- [applause] oh, yeah. the panlderring has just begun, don't worry. [laughter] curtis institute, i don't know if we have any violinists here. and he went to temple as well. [applause] so, you know, and e taught me that -- he taught me that the streets were paved with tasty cake here, and i have enjoyed my visits ever since. [laughter] i would, um, i'm really happy to be talking about the oath today, it only came out two days ago. so far so good. [laughter] and, um, it's, um, it's, you know, it's exciting to -- you
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
greenstein is head of the president obama's transition policy work. doug holz-eakin, president of the action forum, headed the staff, directer of the congressional budget office. he was a member of the president bush's economic adviser and was an acting directer of cbo. finally, diane lim rogers blog z as economist mom and was chief economist for the house committee and the ways and means committee. our format today will be relatively straightforward. each speaks for five minutes, and i'll ask questions, we'll l get a discussion going here and turn it over to the audience to give you a chance to ask the questions. we've people watching on c-span and the web, and if you're not in the room, send them to publicaffairs@urban.org, and those questions will come to me. to start, donald? >> thanks. thanks, everybody, for being here and braving the rain to talk fiscal cliffs. i'll try not to ruin your lunch. as howard mentioned, we put out a big report yesterday about the tax components of the fiscal cliff, walking through the details and potential effects on american households. today, in the quick
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
structure. [applause] >> president barack obama would be the first to acknowledge that is rapidly rising star was hitched to paul jennings and to untold number of other african americans whose stories may never be known but who like jennings overcame a barrage of obstacles to rise. it has been said there is nothing truly new in this world but the history that we have yet to learn. thank you so much. [applause] >> turning to the early part of your book. when doing your research define any conversations between madison and his predecessor jefferson? they were neighbors and in terms of the slaves, they talk about things you spoke about. you find forces where they conversed and shared their ideas? >> i don't know that i found any firsthand conversations between the two of them on this subject. i can tell you that they had very similar views about it. they understood that slavery was immoral. and abominable crime, jefferson called it. madison said that it was a moral, economical and social evil. jefferson acknowledged that if it ever came down to a war between slaves and slave owners there wa
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Oct 9, 2012 2:00am EDT
running in 1960 or obama running in 2008. >> and mrs. eisenhower, lott has been written about your parents relationship with the eisenhower's. how would you describe it? >> well i think that one of the things i enjoy doing when i was working on the project of eisenhower's retirement years was to look at that relationship and to think about it more and i'm amazed that eisenhower and nixon got along as well as they did because when you think about it, you have two presidents rumbling around together. a president is going to be someone who is very driven. he has an agenda. he has a vision. he knows where he is going so you have dwight eisenhower and then you have richard nixon who in 39 becomes a vice president who already is showing signs that he is on his way so the fact that they got along so well, i mean as well as they get i would say, think is a testament to several things but i think first of all eisenhower made the vice presidency significant. he sent my parents to 53 nations around the world ambassador's. they were in vietnam in 1953. they were in africa and asia and all over the wor
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Oct 6, 2012 1:30pm EDT
obama for the same topic. >> when you give speeches and he says people ask him what is your most memorable part of your career he says i would have to say that other people think the most memorable part of my career is the baseball scandal. those records are not here. he was involved in the red cross fund distributions because he was working in the capacity of those organizations so they apply in other places. the congressional papers end up with congressional records, too and they have to create the institutions if they want to pull the whole picture together. >> coverage continues here on booktv. >> we are in our public reading room. we of patrons doing genealogical research and personal computers and looking for good works and we are going into these main authors collection and in the early 1920's henry is the state librarian at the time started collecting books by the writers trying to get them signed whenever possible, and it's grown into this. in fact we also have an annex to this room but we have thousands of titles by writers that have some connection to the state of main
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argu
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Oct 7, 2012 7:45am EDT
a serious, serious contender for vice president and when she endorsed obama, that also moved her stock. if you're a member come issues in the running. she was one of the last three or four people obama was considering. a lot of the newspapers were saying this really be the choice. but you know, there were a lot of things really against her. one was her speaking. she's not a very exciting speaker. if anyone saw her at the democratic convention last week, it was not in emanuel cleaver speech or a bill clinton speech. it was a very measured speech. you could tell she was reading off the teleprompter. it was very solid information, but almost monotone. if you hear her off because she's very different, but she can really do a speech very well when she's really not the transcript. and she was really sad and depressed by it. when we do this at the communication convention, i actually rot a clip of john daly -- jon stewart on "the daily show", really lampooning her speech that she gave after in response to president bush's last state of the union. anybody who has given the response to the stat
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
or online at c-span radio dot or. the freak c-span radio app. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. as a result of the president's abdication of leader said, as a result of seeing the most predictable economic crisis in our country's history and not fixing it, our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >> we laid out a $4 trillion debt reduction plan over the next ten years. 4 trillion. already passed a trillion of it. ladies and gentlemen. these guys vote against everything. no. i really mean it. i only did not like norplant, okay. i get that. what's your plan? >> thursday congressman paul ryan and vice-president joe biden will face often their only debate. moderating from center college in danville, kentucky, and you can watch ending date to c-span with our live debate preview starting a 7:00 p.m. eastern follow the debate at ninth, and your reactions to mccall's, e-mails, and tweets at 1030. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio command online at c-span.org.ac >> i watched on c-span the various co
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. they were vetoproof purity of that stimulus package, obama cared, dodd-frank, the institution of the united states are too big -- are not too big to fail. so they had two years and they had majority for two years and they ran things through with all due respect. we were never consulted about obama cared. we were never consulted about the stimulus. we were never consulted about dodd-frank. we all have to work together between 2009 and 2010. amendment 2010 elections were rejected and if we hadn't had candidates in three swing states, we probably would've been the majority in the united states senate. when i look at all the polarization to work with me for two years. the citizens united, very quickly, russ feingold and i went over before the united states supreme court. i've never seen the naÏve failure to understand what the reality is that the gore campaign or about and displayed in those arguments and of course the united states supreme court by a five to for decision says its free speech. it's not interesting that money is free speech? said noticing this floodgates unleashed, spent hundre
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
they need some mac and cheese. but anyway, i don't know michelle obama well enough to say whether -- i've met her and she seems very, she was surprisingly kind of reserved and quiet and humble. i know laura bush a good deal better, traveled with her to the middle east. i was in dallas not too long ago to interview her for her post-white house life story. what i would say is, laura bush is exactly what you think she is. she's always just slightly guarded but she does have a sense of humor. and i'm not sure that is something that people know. humor is very tricky, right, because it is founded in a reference. as the first lady have to watch yourself carefully. we all should i'm sure. but lower is very funny. i'll tell you one quick and it do. we are in the long hallway looking at family pictures, and by the way, there are almost no indicators that a former president of the united states lives in this house. there are no pictures. it's not like here's president bush and his flight suit and whatever. there's one picture and it's the one of all presidents in the oval office after president o
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Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
the conflict, the resolution will be a palestinian state. and president obama adopted this approach and she's calling upon us, the israelis to build a palestinian state and go back to 1967 lines. and in my book, a new paradigm. enough with a two-state solution. it doesn't work. we have tried for the last 20 years. we signed the accord and we haven't received any peace. we tried to do it at this engagement from gaza. it didn't help us as well. i think it should be a three state solution and not a two-state solution. and when i speak about three state solution, i speak about jordan and egypt and israel. i do not believe it should be a palestinian state, because look at what's happening today in gaza it's becoming a link of iran. a link of islamic radical forces come and you have to ask yourself do we want to see the same happening in jerusalem? i do not. and in my book i have a lot of criticism regarding that administration, i call it administration, but there are some more decisions. and decision to eliminate osama bin laden, i think it was the leadership inaction for president obama to deci
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and that of president obama's transition team policy work. douglas holtz-eakin is president of the american action forum and headed the domestic policy staff in the campaign ad was the director of the congressional budget office. donald marron is the director of the tax policy center and member of george bush's advisor and acting director of cbo and finally, digamma rogers blogs as an economist and was the chief economist of the house budget committee for the democratic staff of the house ways and means committee. the format today will be relatively straightforward. each of the panelists will speak for five minutes. i will ask some questions and we will get a discussion going up here and then turn to the audience to give you all a chance to ask questions. we have people watching on c-span and on the web. if you are not in the room and have questions, please send them to publicaffairs@urban.org and the questions will come to me. let's start. >> thanks everybody for being here and for braving the rain to talk about the fiscal cliff and we will try not to ruin your lunch. as howard mengin we put out a repo
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that increase in the national debt just on barack obama and nancy pelosi allowed? christie can you repeat that? moderator: can you put the increase on the national debt of barack obama and nancy pelosi alone? christie, -- heavens no. congressman king has been in congress for ten years and has not gotten the job done. i think the answer is really, it is important to create jobs in this country, and i am focused on doing that in this district. so, you know, i have of plan to make sure that i convinced landowners tough as their land from one generation to the next and incentive plan dollars to help young farmers distorted. you know, one of the most important things we can be doing right now which congress has not done is passing the farm bill katie thank you. that is your time. next question from -- [applause] our next question comes from dan greene, staff writer for the northwest i will review. your question will go to christie vilsack first. >> for 43 straight months the national unemployment rate has been higher than 8%. i was unemployment rate in august rose the five and a half%. what areas o
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
life? let's listen to president obama as he answered that question in the debate this week to inspect the first role of the government is to keep people safe. that is the most basic function, and as commander-in-chief, that is something that i have worked on and thought about every single day that i've been in the oval office. but i also believe that government has the capacity, the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunities and create ladders of opportunity and create frameworks' where the american people can succeed. the genius of america is the free enterprise system and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business, work on an idea, make their own decisions, but as abraham lincoln understood, there's also things we do better today. so, in the middle of the civil war, abraham lincoln said let's help finance the transcontinental railroad. let's start the national academy of sciences. let's start the land grant colleges because we want to give the gateway if they are giving opportunity we are all going to be better off. that doesn't re
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the congressional candidates and north carolina eighth district. contract a leadership style of president obama and mitt romney. the panel will include former congressman bart gordon, weekly stand editor bill crystal and former candidate john huntsman. we'll have live coverage on c-span2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. eastern. almost twenty years ago we broadcast one of the most controversial stories in our e years on the air. it was called yes, but is it . >> i was accused of being a -- someone lackingest threatic sensibility to appreciate the challenge nature much some art. in the twenty years, works the questions wort hundreds of thousands of dollars are worth hundreds of million. so what made everybody so mad twenty years ago? >> i discovered something that i had absolutely could barely believe. that when you question someone tastes [inaudible] than religion, sexual preference, it's something that goes to the very [inaudible] you say you bought that? sixty minutes on the career at cbs. walt tear cron cite and journalism today. sunday at 8 on c-span q & a. >>> i have all the channels, 1992 senate pl
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. they did this and and that. president obama did this and that. the constitution says that the congress establishes "the budget" for you to stand here and say you did not vote for the sequester when you voted for the sequester. this is not magical thinks. it's reality. i'm not attacking. i'm describing. you it's a difficult process. but i'm trying. you supported it and now you don't. and there's a good reason you don't. you need to sit down and talk. >> moderator: okay. powell: thank you. >> moderator: one final question before we get to the con clued remarking. that is one issue that's been on the radar screen in the virginia business community for twenty years for the transportation infrastructure in virginia. that have been bless number of magazines for ten or fifteen or twenty years now. one of the issues that has arisen recently however is that we were sort of knicked down a little bit because they said we weren't doing enough for the transportation infrastructure. . . >> whether it has to do with the participation of public/private partnerships, whether it has to do with the abili
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
barack obama and governor mitt romney. tonight's town hall meeting provides us with a unique and strategic opportunity to put our important and crucial minority vote front and center because this is about us, our families, our communities. it's about our future. most of you know that about 35 states have reportedly passed measures that would restrict the right to vote, particularly among black and hispanic voters. probably many of you have heard today the state of pennsylvania struck down. so these measures could far as many as 5 million potential voters in casting your vote on who will lead the country for the next four years. the longer-term effect of this could severely impact how our country moves forward. the impact could be just as significant as the well-known brown v. board of education. the landmark supreme court case in which they declared the state law establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. some seem to think that one of the candidates, and i won't name which one stands for turning black back the clock in many ways s
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
after president barack obama had been inaugurated as president and another man that has attacked us came to the congressional office here on capitol hill and said i'm one of the people that beat you. will you forgive me? i want to apologize. his son had been encouraging to see killed the people that he had attacked. i said yes i accept your apology. i forgive you. his son started crying and he started crying, i started crying. he gave me a hug and i hugged him back. i have seen him three of her times. he called me brother and i called him brother. that is what the movement was about, reconciliation. this book is about reconciliation. [applause] we are one people, we are one family, we are one house. we must be reconciled. of those of us who live here in america, those of us who live here on this piece of real estate were born to live together as brothers and sisters. the late a. philip randolph, who was the dean of the civil rights movement and black leadership, who had of the idea about the march on washington almost 50 years ago said from time to time may be our mothers and fathers all
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Oct 7, 2012 5:45am EDT
'yongyang. i hope president obama gives this book to everyone in his staff certainly everyone involved with asia policy. for policymakers and important book to understand the dimensions of the tragedy. thank you for coming today >> she showed that throughout come and when i talk to one of the actresses who portrayed her, she said since i was her age when i played the part, i think which is the confidence of youth, as someone my age i would be very scared again on a ski trail and go down for the first time. but joan was seen not to be afraid of anything. i think she thought she was
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
65. president obama's affordable care act doesn't offer a truly long-term fix to medicare. so what is your plan to keep medicare solid while not forcing seniors to fend for themselves? menendez: from the medicare is not an esoteric debate. my mom who worked in the factories of new jersey, worked really hard to get us into the middle-class in the triad of her life she was fighting alzheimer's. medicare was her health care security. it made a difference with her to live in the dignity she deserved. that's why under the affordable care act extended the life of medicare until 2024. and that is why we will continue to work to look at various proposals that will continue to extend the life of medicare. some of what we did is beginning to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse. but as part of what extent of the life of medicare, by stopping over payments to insurance companies prospectively and also may be -- i don't know that warren buffett and bill gates made medicare. so maybe we have to look at what type of means testing should be considered to ensure that the life of the program contin
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
like this. >> the mayor, like president obama says someone you're elected to represent everyone who voted for you or not. >> we will take one year. right here with other couple. >> are in thompson, junior at georgetown. so my question is more pertinent to the national stage, who saw a huge turnout, but afterwards with a common theme that our candidate won, but we lost. ron paul was able to drive a debate, but they're needed and didn't win the primary, so no longer part of that. my question is, how do we keep millennialist onto the national political scene, which might not be, as you said, the forefront of the politics, but it is where more and more things are getting decided in foreign affairs is a huge thing. so how do we keep engaged and involved in this when we were in a constant cycle and if you're not keeping our attention span, which is very short, which was shut down. >> we will grab one more here. >> hi, my name is jack welty, freshman year at georgetown. my question is similar. polarization is definitely where that gets tossed around a lot when talking about american politi
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